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Town fires police officer involved in traffic stop of Black Army lieutenant **Updates from the SMA**

| April 12, 2021 | 59 Comments
Town fires police officer involved in traffic stop of Black Army lieutenant **Updates from the SMA**

We talked about this briefly when the story broke, but it was buried in another thread. The photo above is a screen capture from a body cam of a traffic stop going sideways. Back in December, US Army 2nd Lieutenant Caron Nazario (who the media constantly note is black, but is entirely irrelevant to the […]

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Valor Friday

| April 9, 2021 | 10 Comments
Valor Friday

It’s not often I’ll highlight the bravery of a belligerent on the side of one of our enemies. There are stories of camaraderie between enemies during war. Events like the Christmas Truce of 1914 during World War I or the mid-World War II near fatal damage to an American B-17 by a German Luftwaffe pilot […]

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Oldest MoH recipient, Charles Coolidge passes away; Age 99

| April 9, 2021 | 10 Comments
Oldest MoH recipient, Charles Coolidge passes away; Age 99

Poetrooper sends in the sad news that Charles Coolidge has passed at the age of 99 on 6 April. He was the oldest living Medal of Honor recipient and one of only two still alive from WWII. He was the last MoH recipient from the European Theater of the war. As you can see from […]

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Fort Sill instructors suspended after trainee alleges sexual assault

| April 3, 2021 | 35 Comments
Fort Sill instructors suspended after trainee alleges sexual assault

Jeff LPH 3 sends in this dour news. Army Times reports; Army CID special agents are investigating allegations that multiple Fort Sill training instructors sexually assaulted a woman trainee at the Oklahoma post. Fort Sill commander Maj. Gen. Ken Kamper told reporters Thursday that the trainee reported the incident March 27 and an investigation was […]

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Missing Rifle

| April 2, 2021 | 33 Comments
Missing Rifle

Someone has some ‘splaining to do. The Army has launched an investigation into the whereabouts of a D.C. National Guard unit rifle that disappeared during training in Virginia three weeks ago. People familiar with the probe say that an M4 rifle and scope was lost mid-March, while members of the quick reaction force detailed to […]

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Valor Friday

| April 2, 2021 | 10 Comments
Valor Friday

This week’s article comes by way of another request. When I started to research the subject, Robert Miller, I could find very little. Miller was a Green Beret, one of the “Quiet Professionals.” In that, he most certainly was. He also passed away far too young, only 24 years, but the years he had here […]

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Another Training Fatality

| March 30, 2021 | 21 Comments
Another Training Fatality

David sends us the sad news of the loss of Spc. James Requenez, who lost his life during the swamp phase of Ranger training at Eglin AFB. Details are few as the Army conducts its investigation. Army investigating death of soldier during ‘swamp phase’ of Ranger School By Morgan Winsor The U.S. Army is investigating […]

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SOCOM Diversity and Inclusion Chief reassigned, investigation opened

| March 30, 2021 | 45 Comments
SOCOM Diversity and Inclusion Chief reassigned, investigation opened

We talked about this guy last week. He’s being investigated now for his past history of clearly biased tweets in the most ironic of ironies for someone who “leads and directs all diversity and inclusion initiatives, policies, and programs at the [Special Operations C]ommand.” The real investigation should be why SOCOM of all military organizations needs […]

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